Palgrave Gothic

Spanish Gothic

National Identity, Collaboration and Cultural Adaptation

Authors: Aldana Reyes, Xavier

  • First thorough introduction to the history of the Gothic in Spain from the late-eighteenth century to the present day and first in the English language.
  • Advances nation-specific understandings of the Gothic and sets out the intrinsic identity of the Spanish Gothic.
  • The book has a multidisciplinary outlook, focusing on fiction and cinema.
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About this book

This book presents the first English introduction to the broad history of the Gothic mode in Spain. It focuses on key literary periods, such as Romanticism, the fin-de-siècle, spiritualist writings of the early-twentieth century, and the cinematic and literary booms of the 1970s and 2000s. With illustrative case studies, Aldana Reyes demonstrates how the Gothic mode has been a permanent yet ever-shifting fixture of the literary and cinematic landscape of Spain since the late-eighteenth century. He proposes that writers and filmmakers alike welcomed the Gothic as a liberating and transgressive artistic language.

About the authors

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and a founding member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. His books include Horror: A Literary History (editor; 2016), Horror Film and Affect (2016), Digital Horror (co-editor; 2015) and Body Gothic (2014).

Reviews

“Aldana Reyes's new book will become the go-to text on Spanish Gothic. The historical sweep of his work brings forth new insights on the reach of the Gothic beyond the Anglophone and reveals Spanish culture as steeped in a tradition that is as familiar worldwide as it is peculiarly its own.” (Prof Ann Davies, Chair in Spanish and Latin American Studies at Stirling University, UK, and author of Contemporary Spanish Gothic (2016))

“Worthwhile literary criticism aspires to three not always compatible goals: originality, erudition and clarity. Aldana Reyes achieves all three in his ambitious, rewarding Spanish Gothic, an impressively researched book that maps unexplored common ground for scholars of Gothic and Hispanic Studies alike.” (Christopher B. Weimer, Professor of Spanish at Oklahoma State University, USA)

“Spanish Gothic is a fine pioneering study and an appealing invitation to include ‘Gothic’ in the theoretical vocabulary about the fantastic produced and consumed in Spain. Aldana Reyes shows that Spanish writers and filmmakers firmly belong in transnational, transmedia Gothic while providing Spanish Gothic with a distinct identity.” (Dr Sara Martín Alegre, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Defining and Delimiting the Spanish Gothic

    Aldana Reyes, Xavier

    Pages 1-38

  • Imported Terrors and First Genre Hybrids

    Aldana Reyes, Xavier

    Pages 41-62

  • The Early Spanish Gothic Novel (1800–34)

    Aldana Reyes, Xavier

    Pages 63-83

  • Spanish Romanticism and the Gothic

    Aldana Reyes, Xavier

    Pages 87-107

  • From the 1860s to the Fin-de-Siècle: The Development of the Gothic Short Story

    Aldana Reyes, Xavier

    Pages 109-132

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-30601-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-30600-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spanish Gothic
Book Subtitle
National Identity, Collaboration and Cultural Adaptation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30601-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-30601-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30600-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 241
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